Public-Private Partnerships are the new political solution to global problems. This publications critically questions this transnational trend. Transnational PPPs are particular popular within the policies of the United Nations. PPPs are based on a (neo)liberal philosophy and increase the accountability gap in global governance. A major problem is the exclusion of the public at large in the governance of the global commons. While the continuous and ongoing privatisation of public property is not without substantial post-marxist critique, this critique, however, general fails to properly include and reflect upon public-private partnerships. This publication seeks to do so on the basis of Hardt and Negri's conception of 'Empire'.